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  • The Antibody That Could Eliminate Heart Disease: PCKS9 Inhibitor.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 17, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Recently, the FDA approved a new cholesterol lowering drug, alirocumab.  Known as Praluent, the injectable drug significantly lowers LDL cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia, or those with a history of heart disease who can’t reduce their LDL levels enough with...

  • Oh, it’s (latke) frying time again—but it doesn’t have to be

    December 10, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    Gone are the days when the Chanukah holiday meant an eight-day binge fest of all things fried.

    The Festival of Lights, which commemorates the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, has a longstanding tradition of oily foods such as latkes and donuts in remembrance of the miracle of...

  • Women’s Heart Health 101

    By Jenny Stamos

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Surprise, cholesterol isn't all bad. Your body uses it to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that aid digestion. But that doesn't mean you should make a run for the turkey bacon. That's because your body makes all the cholesterol it needs on its own, without any extra-fatty...
  • PASSOVER: Yemenite Flavor at the Seder

    By Nili Goldstein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For me, Yemenite cooking is the taste of home. My parents were born in Sharab, a region in southwest Yemen. I was born in Tel Aviv, and grew up on my mother and father's traditional cooking. The food in our home was always fresh, simple and richly spiced. On Passover, the fragrance...

  • Health - Pursuing America’s No. 1 Killer

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For more times than he can recall, Ken Bouchard has journeyed from Los Angeles to his hometown of Framingham, Mass. There, Bouchard willingly provides blood samples, dons heart monitors and details his eating habits.

    While he could easily get a routine physical closer to home, this...